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16434 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 314 of them this year alone and, so far, 26 this month (May 9).

From This Moment On ...

May

Sat 18: Jam session @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:00-9:00pm. Free. Celebrating ‘10 years of the Jazz Jam!’. House trio: Alan Law, Paul Grainger, Tim Johnston. A Late Shows event.
Sat 18: SH#RP Collective @ Holy Name Parish Church Hall, Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:00-9:00pm. Tickets: £15.00. Bar available, BYO snacks. A Jesmond Community Festival event. All proceeds to Kabuyanda Charity (Ugandan health care).
Sat 18: Red Kites Jazz @ Staithes Café, Autumn Drive, Gateshead. 7:30pm.
Sat 18: Alligator Gumbo @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm.
Sat 18: Rockin’ Turner Brothers @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Sun 18: Papa G’s Amigos special summer Latin set @ The Schooner, Gateshead NE8 3AF. 9:00pm. Free.
Sat 18: Late Night Special with Ruth Lambert & special guests @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 10:00pm-midnight. £5.00. (booking essential). Lambert & surprise jam session guests from down the years.

Sun 19: BTS Trombone Day @ Mark Hillery Arts Centre, Collingwood College, Durham University DH1 3LT. 11:00am-5:00pm. Free to British Trombone Society members (£10.00. & £5.00. to non-members). Recitals, workshops and mass blows.
Sun 19: Women Play Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. £25.00. Tutor: Andrea Vicari. Enquiries: learning@jazz.coop.
Sun 19: Ransom Van @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 7:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Sun 19: Tweed River Jazz Band @ Barrels Ale House, Berwick. 7:00pm. Free.
Sun 19: Andrea Vicari Trio @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 20: Harmony Brass @ the Crescent Club, Cullercoats. 1:00pm. Free.
Mon 20: Michael Young Trio @ The Engine Room, Sunderland. 6:00-8:00pm. Free. Opus de Funk: Horace Silver.
Mon 20: Joe Steels-Ben Lawrence Quartet @ The Black Bull, Blaydon. 8:00pm. £8.00.

Tue 21: Jam session @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free. House trio: Alan Law, Paul Grainger, John Bradford.

Wed 22: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 22: Alice Grace Vocal Masterclass @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 6:00pm. Free.
Wed 22: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 22: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.
Wed 22: Daniel Erdmann’s Thérapie de Couple @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.

Thu 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 23: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library, Gateshead. 2:30pm.
Thu 23: Castillo Nuevo Trio @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30pm. Free.
Thu 23: Immortal Onion + Rivkala @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 23: The Doris Day Story @ Phoenix Theatre, Blyth. 7:30pm.
Thu 23: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Jeremy McMurray (keys); Dan Johnson (tenor sax); Donna Hewitt (alto sax); Bill Watson (trumpet); Adrian Beadnell (bass).

Fri 24: Hot Club du Nord @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm. £8.00. SOLD OUT!
Fri 24: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 24: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 24: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 24: Swannek + support @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. Time TBC.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Salsa Café Hits Westgate Road Swinging. - BudTones @ Salsa, September 21

Fiona Finden (vcl + ten), Stuart Finden (tnr), Dean Stockdale (pno), Jim Crimson (bass), Eric Stutt (dms) + unexpected but welcome guest Paul Gowland (ten)
(Review by Dave Parker)
This was the first gig at what we hope will become a regular Saturday night venue for jazz in Newcastle. I cannot be objective because I helped to organise the event. But neither can I lie ... It was a really enjoyable night of jazz in a venue with just the right ambience.
There were reminders of Crombie’s Jazz Cafe – wooden chairs, photos of jazz greats, the drum kit under the stairs – but it was warmer and cleaner. And there were The BudTones, a band that grew up in the Jazz Cafe, playing their hearts out. They knew a lot depended on this gig and they rose to the occasion.
BudTones played two long sets with a well chosen mix of standards and originals – nothing too obvious and nothing too scary. There was also a good balance of songs and instrumentals making the best use of Fiona’s mellow vocals and smooth tenor. Stuart’s tenor tone was exciting and edgy, taking the audience with him on every solo. Dean, on piano, provided subtle accompaniment and action-packed solos, with solid support from Jim and Eric on bass and drums that sounded warm, clear and precise.
Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, in walked Paul Gowland, unpacked his tenor and joined in. A real Jazz Cafe moment.
Salsa was crowded and it wasn't all familiar faces. Just like in a music film, a number of passers by had come in when they heard the music. This venue has the potential to widen the audience for local jazz. On the following Saturdays, Debra Milne, Safe Sextet, Gabriele mit Drei, Sarah Travena, Blue Jazz Quartet and Lindsay Hannon are booked – Come and enjoy local jazz in relaxed surroundings.
Dave P.

1 comment :

Minnie said...

I was there and it was a really lovely night. It reminded me so much of the atmosphere in the Jazz Caff when it was busy. The music was wonderful and was accompanied by great food and drink! I will definitely be going again!

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